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Best Guide to Moving to San Diego in a Year!

Best Guide to Moving to San Diego in a Year!
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Guide to Moving to San Diego in one Year!

JANUARY – Time to VISUALIZE your life in C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A!

Make that vision board/ and or VISUAL REMINDER of your DREAM and DESIRE for that California life!

Here are some tips on how to move to San Diego.  To begin you need to set up a budget so you can save a minimum of 5k by end of the year if you are planning on moving to San Diego alone. To start, open up a savings account with ACH transfers so that what you save automatically transfers into your savings account.  Go to the bank and set up your, “California” savings account.  Make sure this account is not be linked to your online mobile banking. Basically, it is an account that does not exist to you visually.  This is the account that you will link to your ACH transfers twice a month to save a minimum of $415.00/month or two payments a month of $250.00

If you are already strapped to your maximum on your current bills it’s time to think and to re-evaluate some things.

  1. Everyone knows that California is more expensive and if you are moving to San Diego alone that means you need to step up your financial game. How bad do you want to make that move? Are you ready for moving to San Diego alone or will you need to think about living with a roommate out in San Diego?
  2. Once you prepare to move to California you will need to adjust to the San Diego cost of living, so that means your budgeting and your hustle needs to be on point.  That’s what this guide to moving to San Diego is prepping you for. The hustle and Budget = Discipline for that CALI life.

Now that you have addressed those minimum January items time for the HUSTLE if you  want to continue to pursue this dream and goal.


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If you have not opened that account with automatic transfers then your already behind, $500 behind to be exact. If you have not done so because you looked at your bills and were like,” I do not have that money to save,” then it’s time for the next step… GET A SECOND JOB!  Today you can side hustle like no other times before!

Here’s my hustle list:

  • Lyft, Uber
  • Amazon Flexx
  • Grub Hub
  • Post Mates

If you have a hobby or talent I.E you are MUA  or your some web and code guru or a photographer it’s time to start charging for your knowledge and talent! Do that as a side hustle and char. The point is if your regular job pays the bills then you need another source of income to save for your moving to San Diego alone goal.  That means put down your pride start making sacrifices and hustle for the additional money you need to save!

The second objective for February is to start looking internally or within your industry of applicable job positions in California.  Check out what the requirements are needed to be hired.


MARCH –  California account should be opened with a balance of $1000.00

  • The second job should be retained if applicable.
  • You should be aware of what your company or your industries requirements are for the position you will be working. (This is done so you know what you need to have done so you can apply for jobs in California…i.e certifications or fulfilling position requirements)

APRIL – Time to get hyped up

You’ve followed the steps from January and NOT it’s time to make your Moving to California a reality! April sounds early but it’s NOT! By the end of this month, you’ll have saved $2000.00 if you’ve stuck to the plan. It’s time to start researching your new life in CALIFORNIA and start Visualizing moving to San Diego alone! It is important you do this because you need to start thinking about how you will connect with people and start creating your tribe and you need to connect join a group such as Moving To San Diego alone on Facebook!

  • What area Northern or Southern California
  • Where does your job industry or what you want to do for a living…. does California offer the best opportunities?
  • Whats an affordable neighborhood ( that matters)  * I want to live on RODEO drive in Beverly Hills too but hey I gotta be realistic!*


MAY – Time to ask for overtime to work 7 days a week!

You are moving to a new city and that’s it! You’re the almost halfway to your plan and it’s summertime.  People are enjoying vacations, and the weather is warmer. (I’m assuming this comment because I’m writing this from SoCal so it was a gorgeous day today) The reason why you need to work more over summer time is so you don’t spend your hard earned money during fun summer days. Just think to yourself that by end of the year you will be moving to a new city.

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